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A vertebral stabilization assembly for stabilizing vertebrae is provided. The vertebral stabilization assembly includes a first and a second pedicle screw, a first and second connecting screw, and a connecting member. The first and second pedicle screws each have a shaft provided with a threaded portion operable for threading engagement of the first and second pedicle screws with a first and second vertebra, respectively, each shaft also has an engaging portion. The first and second connecting screws each have a first end adapted to be received by the engaging portions of the first and second pedicle screws, respectively. The connecting member has a first end connected to the first connecting screw and a second end connected to the second connecting screw for stabilization of the first and second vertebra. A guide member for placement of the connecting screw and method for anteriorly stabilizing vertebrae is also provided.

Title
Vertebral stabilization assembly and method
Application Number
10/816777
Publication Number
7087056 (B2)
Application Date
April 2, 2004
Publication Date
August 8, 2006
Inventor
Paul A Vaughan
Dallas
TX, US
Agent
Hunton & Williams
Assignee
Vaughan Medical Technologies
TX, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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